How to get there
Ranca is situated 150km north of Craiova and 63km from Târgu Jiu.
By car: From Craiova, follow E70 / DN6 road to Filiasi, then turn right on E70 and drive to Pesteana Jiu. Continue on DJ675 to Targu Jiu Carbunesti and then follow DN67 to Novaci and DN67C to Ranca.
By bus: There is one daily bus leaving from Expres Transport Bus Station in Targu Jiu (next to the train station) to Ranca at 7:30. Approximate travel time is 1 hour 48 minutes.
Latitude / Longitude: 45.29134, 23.68893
Rânca is a developing mountain resort, both in what regards the services and the numbers of pensions and hotels. Between November and May, there are two ski slopes open, one for beginners (600m) and one of medium level (500m), and two sledge slopes. The ski slopes are equipped with a button lift, night lighting installation and baby-ski track, perfect for the young snow lovers. The resort’s development plans include the building, in the near future, of four new ski slopes and a cable car. Here you can also try snowboarding, paraglide launches, off-piste skiing or snowmobile rides. The snowboarders can use the ski slopes, but there are also others possibilities for the experienced ones. They can explore the area around Rânca, which offers magnificent views.
Although Rânca can be considered a winter resort, plan a visit in other seasons too. In the summer you can choose one of the ten hiking trails or take ATV rides to discover the surrounding mountains. Off-road and motocross are choices that include a little more adrenaline. The peaks of the surrounding mountains and the air currents create the perfect frame for those who want to try an extreme adventure: paragliding.
Best For Whom:
- Families With Children
- Families With Teenagers
Best For What:
- A View To Die For
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